Last update: Oct. 11, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Hydrogen peroxide and urea in equimolecular proportions.
It acts by releasing hydrogen peroxide and oxygen in contact with moist surfaces.
It is used as a tooth whitener, for the topical treatment of infections (skin and mucous membranes) and an ear wax softener.
Since the last update we have not found published data about its excretion in breast milk.
As it is a product which acts locally, the absorption of hydrogen peroxide is zero or minimal since it is metabolized by the peroxides and catalase of the tissues. Furthermore, hydrogen peroxide and urea are natural components of the body and even breast milk (Al-Kerwi 2005, Ross 1985, Atkinson 1980).
We do not have alternatives for Carbamide Peroxide since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM